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Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby fatgreta » July 4th, 2012, 6:04 pm

I searched and didn't find any threads about this, so maybe I'm posting in the wrong place (or maybe I'm not very good at searching). I wonder if anyone has used vassal on a tablet (I know at least one fellow who uses a program to run his home PC on his iPad and plays vassal that way, that's not what I'm hoping to learn about)? This post is based on assuming that there are some tablets out there that can run vassal, and I may be wrong about that.

If so, I'd love to hear about any particular tablets that work, and any experience of how using Vassal on it works. I expect that there will be some challenges with screen size and such. Still, I think if I had a vassal-ized tablet, I could play some solo games like Fields of Fire and D-Day at Omaha beach when I've got down time, etc., and even if it's a logistical challenge, it might be time well spent.

So, any feedback will be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby JoelCFC25 » July 4th, 2012, 6:11 pm

fatgreta wrote:This post is based on assuming that there are some tablets out there that can run vassal, and I may be wrong about that.

There aren't any that I've heard of.
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby fatgreta » July 4th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Is that because of technical specs? I have been told, but not by a super reliable source, that there are tablets that can run java. That may not be enough, of course, even if it's true.
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby uckelman » July 4th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Thus spake fatgreta:
> I searched and didn't find any threads about this, so maybe I'm posting
> in the wrong place (or maybe I'm not very good at searching). I wonder
> if anyone has used vassal on a tablet (I know at least one fellow who
> uses a program to run his home PC on his iPad and plays vassal that way,
> that's not what I'm hoping to learn about)? This post is based on
> assuming that there are some tablets out there that can run vassal, and
> I may be wrong about that.
>
> If so, I'd love to hear about any particular tablets that work, and any
> experience of how using Vassal on it works. I expect that there will be
> some challenges with screen size and such. Still, I think if I had a
> vassal-ized tablet, I could play some solo games like Fields of Fire and
> D-Day at Omaha beach when I've got down time, etc., and even if it's a
> logistical challenge, it might be time well spent.
>
> So, any feedback will be appreciated.
>

We're planning to have builds of VASSAL 4 for iOS and Android tablets.

It is possible to display VASSAL 3 on a tablet if you have some sort of
remote desktop program---I seem to recall that Michael Kiefte had tried
this.

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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby JoelCFC25 » July 4th, 2012, 6:50 pm

fatgreta wrote:Is that because of technical specs? I have been told, but not by a super reliable source, that there are tablets that can run java.

Reading from this BGG thread, it sounds like a combination of the hardware specs and the particulars of Android's Java implementation.
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby fatgreta » July 4th, 2012, 7:25 pm

So it does. I hear Windows 8 may go to tablets, maybe then it will work. I'll keep waiting.
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby bryces » July 4th, 2012, 10:17 pm

A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/823699/ ... hones-beta
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby uckelman » July 4th, 2012, 10:39 pm

Thus spake bryces:
> A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta:

I've asked the original poster about that, but had no reply. If this is
for real, I find it odd that someone did this without contacting us or
mentioning it here in our forum.

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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby Tim M » July 5th, 2012, 12:26 pm

the post says Goof at the end. Me thinks that sums up the reality of it



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Thus spake bryces:
> A user on BGG is now inviting people to sign up to an Android beta:

I've asked the original poster about that, but had no reply. If this is
for real, I find it odd that someone did this without contacting us or
mentioning it here in our forum.

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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby bryces » July 5th, 2012, 5:10 pm

Tim M wrote:the post says Goof at the end. Me thinks that sums up the reality of it


Possibly, but his username is "Goofiestbee" and he always signs his posts like that.

He says in another post on BGG that he is the Summoner Wars VASSAL module maintainer, and he seems to use the same username here too http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars
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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby Tim M » July 5th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Ah - didn't see that, maybe so then



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"Tim M" wrote:
> the post says Goof at the end. Me thinks that sums up the reality of
> it


Possibly, but his username is "Goofiestbee" and he always signs his
posts like that.

He says in another post on BGG that he is the Summoner Wars VASSAL
module maintainer, and he seems to use the same username here too
http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars[1]

[1] http://www.vassalengine.org/wiki/Module:Summoner_Wars


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Re: Does anyone have experince using Vassal on a tablet?

Postby JFNavarro » July 18th, 2012, 6:14 pm

I have a Windows 8 tablet with Vassal installed.
Vassal run well in the tablet, but the user interface is not designed to be managed in a tablet.

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